Liam Neeson said he 'hesitated' before signing on to star in A Walk Among the Tombstones.
Neeson is set to team up with writer/director Scott Frank for the adaptation of the Lawrence Block novel.
However, the actor admits that he was a little worried about taking on another action role and wanted to avoid something that was similar to what he had done in the past.
Speaking to Empire, the actor said: When I first read Scott Frank's scrip, I hesitated. Because I thought, 'here we go, here's another f***ing telephone call, talking to the bad guys'. So there was a huge question mark before taking it on."
Neeson liked the director's vision for the film when he sat down with Frank to discuss the project.
"He outlined how he wanted to treat it, very noir-ish, allowing scenes to play out, rather than this MTV-edited craze where if a character speaks more than two sentences the editor's scared or the director's scared the audience will get bored."
Neeson will take on the central role of private investigator Matt Scudder, while Dan Stevens, Sebastian Roché, and Boyd Holbrook are also on board.
This will be the first film for Neeson since A Million Ways To Die In The West, but he has also completed work on Taken 3 and Run All Night.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is released 18th September.